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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium vs. XZ2 vs. XZ2 Compact: specs comparison


Earlier today, Sony announced that its Xperia XZ2 Premium smartphone - first unveiled in April - would be released in the US next month. The handset will be sold only unlocked, costing a whopping $999.99. This is the most expensive Sony smartphone in recent years, and the company justifies the high price by the fact that the new device is packed with its most advanced features yet, like a dual rear camera with native ISO up to 51,200 (a first for a mobile phone). 

As its name suggests, the Xperia XZ2 Premium is the prime member of Sony's latest series of high-end smartphones, which also includes the Xperia XZ2 (currently priced at $699) and Xperia XZ2 Compact ($599). While all three XZ2 models are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor, the Premium obviously has more to offer, including the largest display with the highest pixel resolution.

A quick specs comparison between the Xperia XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ2, and Xperia XZ2 Compact can be found below. Of course, specs alone do not make or break a phone, so we're looking forward to testing the XZ2 Premium and see if it's worth $1,000. Stay tuned for our review.

Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.0 inches
5.8 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

76.28 %
73.56 %
73.36 %

Peak brightness

700 cd/m2 (nit)
700 cd/m2 (nit)
900 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 630
Adreno 630

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
64GB
64GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (8.0 Oreo)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

3180 mAh
2870 mAh
3540 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery

Talk time

12.20 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
10.80 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
13.30 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)

Stand-by time

24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 21 days (496 h)
21.2 days (510 hours)
the average is 21 days (496 h)
22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 21 days (496 h)

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
20.80 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
26.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

26.2 days (630 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
23.8 days (570 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Music playback

85.00 hours
73.00 hours
91.00 hours

Video playback

16.00 hours
15.30 hours
11.70 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

19 MP (Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
19 MP (Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
19 MP (Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Second camera

 
 
12 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications

 
 
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal Length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (960 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (960 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (960 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
5 MP
13 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.02 x 2.83 x 0.44 inches (153 x 72 x 11.1 mm)
5.31 x 2.56 x 0.48 inches (135 x 65 x 12.1 mm)
6.22 x 3.15 x 0.47 inches (158 x 80 x 11.9 mm)

Weight

6.98 oz (198.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.93 oz (168.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
8.32 oz (236.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Notification light
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

 
 
$ 1000

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